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    Default How to remove Samsung Default Contact Icon

    Is it possible to remove/disable the default samsung contact icon? The weird looking face with the freaky smile is starting to get me.... I dont want to have to take photos of all my contacts... any help please?




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    They are so creepy. I considered (for a second) exchanging for an S3 just bc of those weird unfaltering smiles.
    If you figure out please let the rest of us know!!
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    Have you thought about just downloading a generic picture and using that? It can be anything you want. Changing the contact picture is very easy thing to do. Unless you have several hundred contacts. It only took me a few minutes for me to change mine once I settled on a generic picture. It also gave me an opportunity to weed out old contacts and update the info. If you're are synced up with your google account you can log into Gmail and change them there on the computer.
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    Anybody have any new ideas on this? I hate the stupid cartoon faces. I have 500 contacts so adding a new default pic to every one takes a while.

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    Have you checked for options on Google Play?
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    I have an idea. There is this third party dialer and contacts app called ExDialer which is amazing and you can download a separate Galaxy s3 theme without those creepy faces.

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    Exdilaer does not stop "the face" from popping up on caller id or when a call is ended. The iphone caller id app does, but the text identifying the caller is so small you cannot read it.
    I returned my SGS4 for this very reason, and just noticed the new Note 3 has the same issue.
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    I agree 100% with the OP... even the S3 icons weren't as annoying as these. I'd love to know if there's an easy solution.
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    Me too. Although ... if my meds were working as well as the guy's in the little cartoon ... maybe I wouldn't mind him so much. Just a thought.
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    I'm with everyone else here.. I've only owned my Galaxy S4 for 1 week and I now hate these icons. I have hundreds of contacts so changing them out one by one doesn't work for me. Also I don't think its something that we should have to do. Who ever designed these icons clearly dropped the ball. This is my first Android phone, so I can't offer any solutions yet.
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    Hey - I'm just throwing this out there - there is an OLD app called NINJAMORPH I used to use ages ago to mod my Droid X back in the day. From the app, you used to be able to change out pictures in system apps without having to go to the trouble of decompiling to whole apk and all that. I have not tried using it in years, and don't even know if it works on the SGS4. But figured if some brave soul out there wanted to give it a whirl, I would at least give my 2 cents on the matter. Hope it helps!! (BTW I hate those darn smiley face guys too! Almost switched back to the SGS3 because of them!)
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    Ninjamorph is only for rooted phones? Seriously how do you get rid of these I want to punch them.

    Also the stupid MyMagazine swipe up is pissing me off. This is a great phone but these two things are driving me crazy.
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    So anybody ever figure this out? This is the most annoying thing about my new Note 3...
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    I use the icon changer app in Google play. I used it to change go SMS pro to the default messaging icon and the title 'Messaging'. It works really well

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    Holy crap! Just do what dakhath said! Change it to a generic pic of your choice. Or even better, put pics of your contacts in it's place!
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    hey!
    My S3 got a software update yesterday. And WTF??? A have now these stupid profile icons I have 1400 contatcs so changing them all to some pictures will take 10 years.
    Is there any other way? My phone is not rooted and I am not planing to root it since it is my work phone. Not my own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anabolikas View Post
    hey!
    My S3 got a software update yesterday. And WTF??? A have now these stupid profile icons I have 1400 contatcs so changing them all to some pictures will take 10 years.
    Is there any other way? My phone is not rooted and I am not planing to root it since it is my work phone. Not my own.
    You can READ ABOVE and do what was already suggested. Nothing has changed since you got your update
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhinc View Post
    You can READ ABOVE and do what was already suggested. Nothing has changed since you got your update
    Sorry, but since updating my Note 2 I have lost my treasured Google Maps before the dreaded update and these goofy Avatars that look like child molestors.
    Considering breaking out my Droid X2 that I now use in the bathroom as a tv monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Sacks View Post
    Sorry, but since updating my Note 2 I have lost my treasured Google Maps before the dreaded update and these goofy Avatars that look like child molestors.
    Considering breaking out my Droid X2 that I now use in the bathroom as a tv monitor.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
    Well then I guess it's going to take you 10 years to replace the 1400 child molesters you have as contacts
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    8 years minimum
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    thanks for the reminder to replace a few of mine with pix from my gallery.
    Took 10 seconds.
    The rest are the icons....
    Which, lol, I had no idea could irritate some people.
    Actually, some of my contacts deserve an irritating icon.
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    Same issue with the galaxy note 2. The faces are creepy and all, but how do I remove the thumbnail as a whole in the individual message screen, so that it leaves just the messaging bubbles?
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    Actually, things HAVE changed since updating my TMO SG3 from 4.1.2 to 4.3. The aforementioned creepy faces are new, as is at least one additional option in the menu (this is for other applications as well). There are nine options in the Contacts menu, which exceed the "window", such that you have to scroll down to get to the last item in the list, "Settings". The QWERTY keyboard has changed some of the secondary assignments, e.g. the '!' moved from the A to the D, and a semi-long press brings up more than punctuation options.

    Wish I could roll back to 4.1.2...
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    Why don't one of you post directions on Amazon or Ebay. dakhath, Jackson Buechlein and mhinc all seem to have found the way. I will pay for directions that work. I called Samsung. They took over operation of my phone and demonstrated how to change ONE photo. I knew how to do that so it was a waste of time. Samsung claimed Google creates the updates so they gave me a number for Google. The people at Google could not help so they gave me the number of an independent Google Support provider. They could not help. They gave me the same number at Google that Samsung had already given me. Catch 22. I tried what dakhath, Jackson Buechlein and mhinc suggested and it DID NOT work! I will pay to know how so I can stop wasting my time. mhinc, you live near me so I will take my phone to you if necessary.
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    I owned an S3 mini 4.1.2 and now I have a new S4 mini 4.2.2 which I'm not satisfied by its OS version due to undesirable changes, like icons in messaging app and Adobe Flash Player issues, to name a few.

    I have an idea in regards to the icons in messaging app. Maybe we can replace the current MMS apk (4.2.2) to the MMS apk that is used in 4.1.2. Basically uninstalling the new MMS and installing the old MMS. By doing this, the face icons in the messaging app will not be there anymore.

    Will this work? I haven't tried it yet.

    Thanks
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